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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

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Thread: Federation Boiler certificates UK
22/01/2014 08:00:38

Ian my club are more than happy to help in such circumstances but I was referring to someone who simply wants to join the club with the sole intention of getting a boiler cert and you never see them again !

Cheers H

21/01/2014 22:11:02

" where Club membership for the year may be £20 (or so?) it may well still be worth the Sellers while to join just to obtain a current certificate (as it should add much more to the value)" not a positive reason to join a club and use it's resources this is why my club and many others are refusing this type of member. So better get it tested by one of the independent boiler inspectors then sell it.

Thread: Thread substitute
21/01/2014 09:11:10

3/8 x 26 is what's know as 'cycle' thread neither taps or die's are hard to obtain with most ME suppliers selling them.

Thread: Ally Pally show
19/01/2014 15:59:38

Thank for the link Jason some nice stuff on display !

Thread: Federation Boiler certificates UK
15/01/2014 09:12:49

In a nut shell and I'm sure someone will correct me if wrong ME clubs in the UK are in the main members of a federation, the Southern Federation of Model Engineers and likewise the Northern Federation of Model Engineers these two bodies along with other interested parties such as Insurance representatives draw up the rules to which boilers are tested. ME clubs will then appoint a boiler tester/tester's within their club who will test a members boiler and issue a certificate, this certificate then allows the member to take out the necessary insurance to use the boiler in public.

Hope this is of help


Thread: M.E. thread screws wanted
13/01/2014 15:01:01

These are as good as any

Thread: Tight thread
11/01/2014 22:06:15

Guy's found the problem after making sure the threads were clean and taking up Robbo's suggestion of a little light oil I was able to screw the chuck on further but still very tight when it start over the register and it was at this point that I thought try one of the other chucks I have (Doh why didn't I think of it before) this one screwed on as it should so I need to do a little scrapping and it should be OK.

Cheers H

10/01/2014 21:24:57

Thanks for all suggestions and comments it looks as if it's getting tight just before the register but over the weekend I intent a much closer look at the problem,

Again thanks H

10/01/2014 09:31:35

Need some advice please I recently purchased a Myford chuck adaptor to mount a chuck onto a rotary table, the chuck in question screws onto my S7 without any problem however when I screw the adaptor into the chuck it goes tight so whats the best way to ease the thread on the adaptor ? Any advice welcomed .

Thread: Can't insert image
01/01/2014 21:43:28

Rick had similar probs changed to Chrome which I find better anyway.

Thread: Phosphor bronze balls
31/12/2013 22:03:14
Posted by Michael Poole on 31/12/2013 19:31:41:

Ekp supplies list pb balls for 95p and £1.20


Second that also Poly Models and Macc Models

Thread: S7 lubrication, oil gun & stiff clutch
31/12/2013 22:01:21

I have a oil gun smiler to the one in 'Robbo's ' link it works well but the one infuriating thing is that it leaks (well mine does) so I have to keep empting and filling it.

Thread: Problem identifying a thread
30/12/2013 15:24:18

Hi Dave I find this chart very useful when trying to identifying threads,

Hope it' helps H

12/11/2013 22:07:26
Posted by John Haine on 12/11/2013 19:56:35:

Harry, was that John me? No pm received yet...

Yes John I will resend it


12/11/2013 03:03:05

Many thanks for all comments, John have sent PM


09/11/2013 14:28:49

Hi John

Thanks for your reply, the point I was trying to make if that the holding down bolt on mine is not as the picture and I feel that in order to pass it through the tube which clamps the swivel makes it quite thin and flimy so I would rather replace it with the proper designed bolt ! So if some kind gent could draw up the bolt and email it to me wink

Cheers H

08/11/2013 15:27:09

Hi all would again welcome some advise my lathe came with a Myford swiveling vertical slide but unlike the photo below


mine does not have a single bolt through the base, mine as a threaded tube which secures the bottom swivel then a 'tee' bolt which passes through the tube clamps the slide in place. Do I take it mine is wrong and the photo above is correct.

Thanks H

Thread: Myford Super 7 Power Feed
21/10/2013 21:13:32

I have a little play in the cross slide on my Myford super 7 with the power feed, there is some slight front to back play I plan to take the feed screw and nut off for closer inspection can someone tell me what the thread diameter and tpi should be ?

Thanks H

Thread: Myford S7 Ancillary Equipment
02/10/2013 22:27:57

Hi was not sure where to post this info, I have uploaded photos of the 1985 Myford S7 Ancillary Equipment for anyone who may find it of interest. My copy was badly soiled and oil stained so I have scanned and cleaned them up and placed them in a album.

Edited By Harry Wilkes on 02/10/2013 22:29:30

Thread: Carriage (Myford Power Cross Feed stop)
14/09/2013 08:23:18

Hi and thanks for all your replies,

Cheers H

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